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Affirmative Action and School Choice
International Journal of Economic Theory (2014)
  • Jose Alcalde, University of Alicante
  • Begoña Subiza, University of Alicante
Abstract
This paper studies a way of introducing affirmative action in the school choice problem to implement integration policies. The paper proposes the use of a natural two-step mechanism. The (equitable) first step is introduced as an adaptation of the deferred-acceptance algorithm designed by Gale and Shapley, when students are divided into two groups. The (efficient) second step captures the idea of exchanging places inherent to Gale's top trading cycle.
Keywords
  • integration policy;school allocation;affirmative action
Publication Date
September, 2014
Citation Information
Jose Alcalde and Begoña Subiza. "Affirmative Action and School Choice" International Journal of Economic Theory Vol. 10 Iss. 3 (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jose_alcalde/34/